Fearing crushing defeat, BJP stalling Assembly elections in J&K: Rattan Lal

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 25: Provincial president of National Conference (NC) Rattan Lal Gupta has asserted that after its defeat in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh elections, Bharatiya Janata Party fearing its crushing defeat in Jammu and Kashmir has been avoiding holding of elections in the Union Territory.
The NC provincial president said that the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and J&K Affairs Incharge and Prabhari Tarun Chugh have entered into a well knit conspiracy to stall the Assembly elections to avoid the imminent defeat. Gupta was addressing a meeting of the Party workers’ at village Kharian in Miran Sahib area of Jammu.
Rattan Lal Gupta castigated the J&K Administration of ignoring the burning issues including the serious problem of PM package KP employees, Jammu based employees and SC employees posted in Kashmir Valley. He said that these employees are protesting on roads for the last so many months and it is unfortunate that the Government is totally unmoved.
Accusing the BJP leadership of betraying the people of J&K in general and the aforesaid employees in particular, the Provincial president said that the Government has failed to bring any policy for safety and security of these employees posted in Kashmir. He said that the people today feel cheated by the BJP despite having given a massive mandate to it in the last Assembly elections.
Vijay Lochan (Provincial president, SC Cell), Bashir Ahmed (Provincial secretary NC) and Naresh Bittu (president, Jammu Rural B, NC) also spoke on the occasion.